Records of the Dallas Independent School District reportedly show that cage fights were held at an Oak Cliff High School between troubled students.
Wired PR News – Staff members at an Oak Cliff high school reportedly sent troubled students to fight each other in steel cages. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, South Oak Cliff High School hosted student cage fights between 2003 and 2005 according to records obtained by the news outlet.
As noted in the report, the principal at the time of the occurrences, Donald Moten, purportedly was aware of the school sanctioned violent practice, but failed to intervene to stop it according to an investigation by the school district’s Office of Professional Responsibility. Despite the findings and possible criminal violations, no charges were filed against the principal or other staff members involved.
Former employee of the high school, Frank Hammond, who has filed a whistleblower complaint following his firing from the school, is quoted in the Dallas News report as stating of the incidents, “It was gladiator-style entertainment for the staff… They were taking these boys downstairs to fight. And it was sanctioned by the principal and security.”
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